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Philosophy & Other Majors

Interested in more than just a class or two?

Supplement your major with a minor in philosophy.

Because philosophy examines the basic assumptions of any field of study, philosophy courses are great choices for complementary classes outside of your major, including:

  • For science majors: philosophy of science
  • For pre-med and nursing majors: medical ethics
  • For political science majors: political philosophy
  • For art majors: aesthetics

Taking philosophically will enrich and improve your thinking in other classes and teach you skills that let you get more out of your major. You will learn how to:

  • Critically analyze arguments and make crucial distinctions
  • Conduct constructive discussions
  • Solve problems deeper than an equation
  • Write clearly and analytically

Additionally, on the very practical side, many philosophy courses fulfill the University's liberal education requirements and other requirements in almost any other major. It's easy to find courses that will provide you with an introductory-level understanding of philosophy's different areas of study.

Biology
  • PHIL 3301: Environmental Ethics (ENV)
  • PHIL 3601W: Scientific Thought (WI)
  • PHIL 3602: Science, Technology, and Society 
  • PHIL 4607: Philosophy of the Biological Science 
Biology, Society, and Environment
  • PHIL 3302W: Moral Problems of Contemporary Society (CIV, WI)
  • PHIL 3602: Science, Technology, and Society
  • PHIL 4607: Philosophy of the Biological Sciences 
  • PHIL 3601: Scientific Thought (WI)
Computer Science
  • PHIL 4615: Minds, Bodies, and Machines 
  • PHIL 5201: Symbolic Logic I
  • PHIL 5202: Symbolic Logic II
  • PHIL 5211: Modal Logic
Ecology, Evolution, and Biology
  • PHIL 3301: Environmental Ethics (ENV)
  • PHIL 3601: Scientific Thought (WI)
  • PHIL 3602: Science, Technology, and Society
  • PHIL 4607: Philosphy of the Biological Sciences 
History
  • PHIL 3005W: History of Western Philosophy: Modern Period (WI)
  • PHIL 4310W: History of Moral Theories (WI)
  • PHIL 4414: Political Philosophy 
  • PHIL 3307: Social Justice and Community Service (CIV) 
Law School
  • PHIL 3301: Environmental Ethics (ENV)
  • PHIL 3302W: Moral Problems of Contemporary Society (CIV, WI)
  • PHIL 3304: Law and Morality 
  • PHIL 4321W: Theories of Justice (WI) 
Linguistics
  • PHIL 4231: Philosphy of Language 
  • PHIL 4085: Wittgenstein 
  • PHIL 5201: Symbolic Logic I
  • PHIL 5202: Symbolic Logic II
Math
  • PHIL 4615: Minds, Bodies, and Machines 
  • PHIL 5201: Symbolic Logic I 
  • PHIL 5202: Symbolic Logic II
  • Phil 5211: Modal Logic 
Nursing
  • PHIL 3301: Environmental Ethics (ENV)
  • PHIL 3302W: Moral Problems of Contemporary Society (CIV, WI)
  • PHIL 3305: Medical Ethics 
  • PHIL 3602: Science, Technology, and Society 
Physics
  • PHIL 3601W: Scientific Thought (WI)
  • PHIL 3602: Science, Technology, and Society 
  • PHIL 5605: Space and Time 
  • PHIL 5606: Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics 
Political Science
  • PHIL 3301: Environmental Ethics (ENV)
  • PHIL 3304: Law and Morality
  • PHIL 4414: Political Philosphy 
  • PHIL 5414: Philosophy of Law 
Pre Med
  • PHIL 3301: Environmental Ethics (ENV)
  • PHIL 3302W: Moral Problems in Contemporary Society (CIV, WI)
  • PHIL 3305: Medical Ethics 
  • PHIL 3602: Science, Technology, and Society 
Psychology
  • PHIL 3607: Philosophy of Psychology 
  • PHIL 4615: Mind, Body, Machines 
  • PHIL 4607: Philosophy of the Biological Sciences
  • PHIL 3601W: Scientific Thought (WI) 
Sociology
  • PHIL 3302W: Moral Problems in Contemporary Society (CIV, WI)
  • PHIL 3304: Law and Morality 
  • PHIL 3601W: Scientific Thought (WI)
  • PHIL 4414: Political Philosophy